Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique form the 3 island state of Grenada and they are a part of the Windward islands in the Caribbean. Other Windward islands include St Vincent & The Grenadines, St Lucia and Dominica.
Early on Grenada was taken over by the Spanish who called it Granada. The island has been taken over by warring British and French troops since the early 1700’s. While under French rule, the island was renamed La Grenade. When the British claimed the island finally they renamed it to Grenada.
West Africans were brought over as slaves to Grenada but the island was originally inhabited by the Arawaks and the Caribs who migrated there from South America
Today Grenada’s population is a vibrant mix of different nationalities from Indian, African, British, Swedish, German and Chinese to name a few. Hence, Grenada’s cuisine represents this interesting cultural mix.
Grenada has a great array of cultural festivals throughout the year:
- Grenada Carnival/Spice Mas (early August)
- Grenada Drum Festival
- South Grenada Regatta
- and many more..